The ADDENDUM is attached below.
A Consortium of four Armenia-based and four Turkey-based organisations is currently
seeking an evaluation consultant or team of consultants to undertake an evaluation of the
“Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process” (ATNP) programme financed by the
European Union’s Instrument for Stability (IfS). The evaluator(s) will be contracted by
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia).
A Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey has been
implementing the programme “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process”
(ATNP) since January 2014. The ATNP is implemented by Civilitas Foundation (CF),
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), Public Journalism Club (PJC), Regional Studies
Center (RSC) from Armenia; and Anadolu Kültür, the Economic Policy Research Foundation
of Turkey (TEPAV), Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly (hCa), and Hrant Dink Foundation from
The programme is the first IfS-funded action that supports the normalisation of relations
between Turkey and Armenia while building upon a number of previous Armenia-Turkey
dialogue initiatives. The action started in January 2014 and will end in June 2015, and it has a
budget of € 2,000,000. Management of the programme is delegated to the EU Delegation to
Georgia. The Delegation ensures close coordination and information sharing with FPI, EEAS
and the EU Delegations in Yerevan and Ankara.
The ATNP Consortium has three levels of management: the Board that includes heads of the
eight organisations; the administrative and financial management of the Consortium executed
by EPF as the lead partner or prime recipient; and the external communication of the
Consortium consolidated and coordinated by the Communication Coordinator situated in
Turkey at Hrant Dink Foundation.
The overall objective of the programme is to support the civil society efforts towards the
normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia and towards an open border by
enhancing people-to-people contacts, expanding economic and business links, promoting
cultural and educational activities, and facilitating balanced information in both societies.
The specific objective of the programme is to improve relations between the two societies via
building durable and sustainable links between civil society, youth, businesses, policy
makers, artists, media and academics, and achieving positive examples of change in attitudes
while implementing specific joint undertakings.
Apart from activities implemented by the Consortium members, the Consortium created a
Sub-Grant Scheme and invited individuals and civil society organisations from Armenia and
Turkey - other than the Consortium members - to propose and implement their own project
ideas. The Sub-Grant Scheme received 130 applications and supported 11 projects.
The objectives of the evaluation are:
1) To assess the level of continued relevance of the programme’s activities in the
changing political context of the Armenia-Turkey relations;
2) To assess the overall effectiveness of the programme and its contribution to the
development of civil society and democratisation processes in Armenia and Turkey;
3) To assess the efficiency of the programme’s activities supporting the establishment of
ties between civil societies of Armenia and Turkey (value for money);
4) To assess the level of achieving the programme’s outcomes and objectives as
indicated in the Logical Framework (This and other internal documents will be provided to the selected candidate only)
5) To provide an overview of the advance of all activities of the Consortium and their
6) To provide a more detailed assessment of the results of several activities (both at the
output and outcome level) implemented by members of the Consortium and the Sub-
Grant recipients; selection criteria should be determined in consultation with the
7) To assess the programmatic, communication/visibility, and Consortium management
aspects of the programme; and make recommendations on the improvement of the
management practices for the future consortium-run Armenia-Turkey initiatives;
8) To recommend actions that will increase the sustainability of the programme
components for the future efforts to normalize the Armenia-Turkey relations;
9) To help the Consortium and EU derive lessons learned from the programme and good
practices; as well as focus the attention of the implementers on possible follow-ups,
unexpected positive and negative outcomes, and additional unplanned effects, if any.
The evaluation should include a combination of different information collection methods,
including: 1) desk research, analysing the programme’s reports, publications, media
coverage, website, etc.; 2) in-depth interviews with Consortium members’ staff, partners,
donors, beneficiaries and stakeholders of the Programme, as well as wider civil society
representatives. Possibly, and based on the need, other research tools can be used, such as
ATNP Consortium members from Armenia and Turkey will deliver all the relevant
programme documents (including the above Logical Framework), contact information of
programme beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders. If needed, EPF (in Yerevan,
Armenia) and HDF (in Istanbul, Turkey) will provide office space that is equipped for focus
group discussions and/or interviews.
for the programme;
The evaluation consultant or team of consultants should travel to Yerevan, Istanbul and
Ankara where the main partners are situated and many activities took place.
Intended Use of the Evaluation
The primary beneficiary of the evaluation will be the European Commission (EC). The
evaluation shall provide guidance to the EC on the future programming and investment in
Armenia-Turkey normalisation as well as, generally, on support of Armenia-Turkey
initiatives. EC might decide on sharing the results of the evaluation with other stakeholders in
both countries. Upon EC’s approval, general findings of the report can be publicly shared.
The members of the Consortium will use the evaluation as a guide continuing their Armenia-
Turkey normalisation initiatives.
Timeframe and Reporting Requirements
Deadline for applications: June 15, 2015 (17:00 Yerevan time)
Selection announcement date: June 22, 2015.
The consultant or team of consultants should start their work on July 3, 2015, or as soon as
The first concise draft version of the evaluation summarizing the main findings and
recommendations should be provided to EPF by July 24, 2015.
The final evaluation report should be submitted to EPF no later than August 24, 2015.
The key product expected from this evaluation is a comprehensive analytical report in
English covering issues as outlined that should, as a minimum, include the following parts:
The budget of the evaluation is equal to (net) € 10,000, which cover fees and expenses for
transportation in/from Armenia and Turkey, in-country transportation, accommodation,
meals, and communication. On top of that, some logistical costs, such as office space,
internet access, etc., will be handled by EPF and HDF. Proposals exceeding this sum will be
EPF can make a pre-payment of up to € 4,000, so the incumbent(s) could cover the logistical
expenses. EPF will make the second (final) payment only after the final approval of the
comprehensive analytical report (including the process of integrating comments in the final
Request for Bids
EPF seeks bids from individuals or organisations to conduct this evaluation.
Applicants should submit a proposal in English that includes:
ATNP Consortium Members together with EU Delegation in Georgia will select the winning
candidate among the organisations or individuals submitting a complete bid by the proposal
The selection criteria will include the following:
Applicants should submit their proposals to the following two addresses:
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.